Phone Comparison - Google Pixel 3a vs Google Pixel 5

Google Pixel 3a
google pixel 3a
Google Pixel 5
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general General Info

Manufacturer Google Google
Announced 2019, May Exp. announcement 2020, September
Status Available. Released 2019, May Rumored. Exp. release 2020, October
Colors Clearly White, Just Black, Not Pink Just Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm
(5.96 x 2.76 x 0.32 in)
8 mm thickness
(0.31 in thickness)
Weight 147 g (5.19 oz) 151 g (5.33 oz)
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM and/or eSIM
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 42(3500), 46, 66(1700/2100), 71(600) LTE
Messaging
Build Features - Fingerprint Sensor
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Fingerprint Sensor
Notification LED Yes -

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android 9.0 (Pie) Android 11
Processor Octa-Core (2 x 2GHz Kryo 360 + 6 x 1.7GHz Kryo 360), Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 [Similar] Octa-core (1x2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1x2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver), Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm) [Similar]
GPU Adreno 615 [Similar] Adreno 620 [Similar]
RAM 4 GB [Browse Similar] 8 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 32/64 GB 128 GB
External Memory No No

display Display

Type P-OLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Always-on display
HDR10+
90Hz refresh rate
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 5.6 inches [Similar] 6.0 inches [Similar]
Resolution 1080 x 2220 pixels (441 ppi) 1080 x 2340 pixels (430 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 74.99% -
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes no
Radio No Unspecified
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 12.2 MP [Similar] 12.2 MP + 16 MP [Similar]
Flash Dual-LED Flash LED Flash
Features 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 28mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
Auto-HDR, Panorama
12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
16 MP, f/2.2, 107˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm
Auto-HDR, Panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS) 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps; gyro-EIS
Front Camera 8 MP, f/1.8, 28mm PDAF
No AF, Auto-HDR, 1080p@30fps [Similar]
8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm
Auto-HDR
1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/75 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Browser Yes Yes

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM 128 GB, 8 GB RAM UFS 2.1
Expandable Storage No No
USB OTG Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint supported fingerprint supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
Magnetic-Field Sensor (Compass) magnetic field sensor present magnetic field sensor present
Gyroscope Sensor gyroscope sensor present gyroscope sensor present
Barometer Sensor barometer sensor not present barometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Fast Battery Charging 18W
Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Fast battery charging 18W
Reverse charging
Wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Capacity 3000 mAh 4080 mAh
Stand by - -
Talk Time - -